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  • 'Good Ol' Boy' drinking truck thrives on new path

    by Grace Thornton/Alabama Baptist, posted Monday, December 10, 2018 (yesterday)

    The Alabama Baptist photo
    GORDO, Ala. (BP) -- A couple of years ago, Terry Billings saw his old truck sitting in the field, weeds growing up through it. Then he heard God whisper that He could take that old truck and make something new out of it.

    "At that point, it was worthless," Billings said.

    He had spent a lot of years in that truck going mudding and drinking out on the farm. He'd lived a lot of his life far from the shadows of any church, except maybe to ... Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: An incredible name

    by Dean Sieberhagen, posted Thursday, October 25, 2018 (one month ago)

    Dean Sieberhagen: "Do you wonder about how to start a witnessing conversation with people from another religion? Try asking them about the names of their god and then tell them about Immanuel." Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: An evangelism ethos

    by J.D. Greear, posted Thursday, October 04, 2018 (2 months ago)

    J.D. Greear sets forth key ways the church he leads has nurtured a climate for leading people to faith in Christ, beginning with a reliance on the Holy Spirit. Read More

  • Door-to-door nurture yields soul-winning daughters

    by Alex Sibley, posted Tuesday, September 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Kathleen Murray/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- "Here's my daddy Matt, and here's my momma Hope, and I'm Madison. And we've come to tell you about Jesus."

    As early as age 5, Matt Queen's oldest daughter Madison introduced her family this way in door-to-door evangelism.

    "Every single time my daughter would do that, we always got to share [the Gospel]," said Queen, an evangelism professor at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. "Nobody ever said 'no' to Madison."

    Queen later did this with his youngest daughter Matia as well, with similar success. In one instance when a woman answered the door, Matia, then just 4, introduced the family and then said, "And we would like to tell you about Jesus. Can we?" Read More

  • Boy's 'miraculous' survival prompts Gospel witness

    by David Roach, posted Monday, September 24, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Screen capture from USA Today
    HARRISONVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Xavier Cunningham, 10, was climbing into a treehouse when he encountered a massive wasp nest. As he tried to swat a wasp away, he lost his balance, fell to the ground face-first and impaled his head on a foot-long meat skewer he and his friends had found and stuck in the ground.

    The next two days brought brushes with death and a survival story one neurosurgeon called "miraculous."

    The rural congregation where Cunningham and his family worship -- The ... Read More

  • Via video games, brothers are online missionaries

    by Katelyin Goodwin/The Pathway, posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Screen capture from Twitch.tv
    WENTZVILLE, Mo. (BP) -- Video games -- with their reputation for violence, sexual content and profanity -- are probably not the first thought in anyone's mind when it comes to evangelistic outreach.

    For a pair of brothers from Wentzville, Mo., the millions of people who play video games represent an opportunity. With a camera, a video game, an internet connection and infectious personalities, Joshua and Daniel Greening are leading hearts to Christ in a virtual world.

    Joshua, 19, and Daniel, 16, use Twitch -- an online platform for players to stream their games for people to watch around the world -- as their vehicle of outreach. Viewers can watch in real time as the Greenings play their games, and Twitch also offers a chat function so that viewers can talk to the streamers and to each other. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The guy I failed to witness to

    by Keith Shorter, posted Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (2 months ago)

    "So, do you have any good news for me today?" Keith Shorter was asked. But only "something about the weather" came out of his mouth rather than "the Good News of Jesus Christ." Read More

  • Evangelism & counseling empower church's impact

    by Katie Coleman, posted Friday, September 14, 2018 (2 months ago)

    Photo by Sarah Chelf/SWBTS
    FORT WORTH, Texas (BP) -- Nestled in a southwest Fort Worth neighborhood is the house of a woman who leases rooms to people in need of a home. Many of her tenants are new to the city, while others have left difficult circumstances and would be homeless if not for her assistance.

    All five of her tenants happened to be home when they heard a knock at the door on a Saturday in September 2017. The homeowner answered the door to be greeted by a door-to-door evangelism team from Great Commission Baptist Church who had partnered with several students from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

    The woman recognized one of the church members and asked that they share the Gospel. After the five tenants agreed to a conversation, everyone crowded into the living room. Read More

  • Homeless man's new life follows retiree's compassion

    by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today, posted Friday, September 07, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Photo by Roger Alford/Kentucky Today
    CORBIN, Ky. (BP) -- A series of bad decisions had left James Price's life in shambles.

    He had no money, no car, no home and no hope. But a chance encounter with retired businessman Ronnie Neal is changing the trajectory of his life.

    Living under a bridge on the outskirts of Corbin, Ky., Price, 24, had taken a walk along a rural stretch of highway when he saw Neal loading sheet metal onto a truck. Perhaps, Price thought, that man would be willing to hire him to help.

    Neal, 64, saw in Price a young man who needed a hand up, and he was willing to provide it. Read More

  • FIRST-PERSON: The sum of the some

    by John Kyle, posted Friday, September 07, 2018 (3 months ago)

    Little things, over time, can produce big results, John Kyle writes, especially in the number of times an empty soul hears the Gospel. Read More